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USS Pope was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 14, 1942 and launched on January 12, the following year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Frederick Sherman Hall’s command with the hull number DE-134 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Casablanca, Bermuda, French Morocco, Cape May, Mayport or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping two years later. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pope received 3 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.